CHURCH OF SANT CLIMENT DE PAL

CHURCH OF SANT CLIMENT DE PAL

Pal ( La Massana )

Pal ( La Massana )


Visit theSant Climent de Pal Church and take a trip to the heart of Romanesque art in Andorra. Find out the most interesting facts here!

Sant Climent de Pal Church, also known as iglesia de San Clemente, is a prime example of Romanesque art in Andorra. Located in Palm in the parish of La Massana, this church is one of the oldest buildings that can be seen in the country. Both inside and out, you’ll find elements of great artistic value preserved, from the late 11th century onwards. Fans of the medieval style can top off their visit to this temple by heading over to the Romanesque Andorra Interpretation Centre, a visitors’ centre near the church. Find out all the information you’ll need to better understand both of these tourist attractions.

Sant Climent de Pal, a historic building

This church is a building of great historical importance, and is considered one of the oldest temples still preserved to this day in Andorra. The building dates back to the late 11th or early 12th century, but has undergone modifications and extensions in more recent periods. In spite of these refurbishments, it still retains some very unique architectural elements from the original site. Its bell tower, for instance, is of the Lombard Romanesque style, and is three stories high. You’re sure to be drawn to the mullioned windows with rounded arches, especially on the top floor, as they’re the only example of double mullioned windows in Andorra. The church has a rectangular nave and mostly preserves the original Romanesque walls.